Ferrari: king of cars
For 70 years, Ferrari has been making some of the most expensive cars in the world.
In 1947, the first Ferrari car, called the 125 S, came tearing off the production line. Designed by racing driver Enzo Ferrari, the vehicle was unlike anything seen before. Italy, where the Ferrari was designed and built, suffered terribly during the Second World War, which lasted from 1939 to 1945. Enzo Ferrari’s factory was bombed twice, but just two years after the end of the war, the Ferrari 125 S was revealed.
As a youngster, Enzo had dreamed of becoming an opera singer. Instead, he became a racing driver, and this experience inspired him to design the perfect vehicle; one that would not only hold its own
on the racetrack, but also perform beautifully on public roads. Ferrari cars have become world famous, and people all over the globe dream of driving one. Now, to mark the 70th anniversary of the first legendary vehicle, the Design Museum in London is exploring the company’s history in a new exhibition,
Ferrari: Under the Skin. The museum is showing some of Ferrari’s most famous cars, so everyone who visits can get a peep under the bonnet.
The exhibition tells the company’s story, from its early days through to the present. Along the way, it also explores the history of Ferrari’s highly-successful Formula 1 racing team. There are Ferrari vehicles worth a total of £140 million on display, including a perfect replica of the very first car the company ever made. Visitors will also be able to see original designs, and suits and helmets belonging to some of the greatest ever racing drivers.
Ferrari: Under the Skin gives a unique and inspirational look at one of the world’s best known and most exciting car manufacturers.
The exhibition opens on 14 November, and will run until 15 April 2018. For more information, check out tinyurl.com/TWJ-ferrari
Staff working on a racing car’s
The LaFerrari in production. One was sold for more than
£5.7 million last year.
The 1984 version of the